With your kitchen's pots and pans inhabited by the evil spirits of dead pots and pans, cooking at home has become both time-consuming and spooky. Get quality cuisine without interference from crazed kitchenware with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of contemporary American cuisine at Epic Casual Dining in Midvale.
Epic's epic menu slays hunger on an epic battlefield of fabled brick-oven flatbread, employing a savory legion of apps, salads, and entrees equipped with meaty broadswords and sturdy pasta shields. Contemporary American flavors court lunch crowds with brick oven flat breads topped with tongue tantalizers such as blue cheese brie, house-dried tomatoes, and caramelized onions ($7). Enjoy some greenery by rolling around in the lawn out front, or by tasting Ken’s Salad ($7), a mixture of baby greens, slathered in roasted tomato vinaigrette, apples, house-dried tomatoes, fontina cheese, and candied pecans.
Dinner showcases similar palate pleasers, with the grilled beef tenderloin ($23), sealed in a port reduction and chaperoned by shallot herb mashers. Ocean faring appetites and sea captain impersonators will appreciate the Ahi Tuna ($19), seared rare in a sweet and spicy peanut sauce, basking on a bed of basmati rice. Stop in Wednesday or Thursday nights for live music; call ahead to make a reservation.
Epic Casual Dining
Monikers like “Ken’s,” “Mr. Morton’s,” and “Mr. Martinez’s” led Cityweekly to award the 2009 distinction of "best man-named salads" to Epic Casual Dining, whose gentlemanly greens top off a menu of contemporary American eats. In the kitchen, chefs spangle flatbreads with creative ingredients such as cranberry cheddar, sweet marinated onions, and Kobe skirt steak, then bake them to a golden crisp within sweltering brick ovens. Meanwhile, juicy cuts of meat and seafood sear to a succulent finish before donning herb-infused butters and savory wine reductions. The dining room’s custard-hued walls pop with vibrant abstract artwork beneath softly lit pendant lighting, and linen-dressed tabletops bestow a level on elegance during meals and a dose of comfort during after-hours games of Head's Up, Seven Up. An extensive wine list mingles with live music performances on Wednesdays and Thursdays to complement each innovative flavor.